American Airlines Pilot Union Nixes Pay Proposal
The American Airlines pilot union has rejected the company's offer of as much as double pay for working during the holidays, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
Photo Insert: American Airlines' offer was unanimously rejected by the union.
The US airline on Tuesday offered bonuses and higher pay of up to 300% to all employees working during the holidays. With its latest offer, American Airlines was trying to prevent more disruptions after it had to cancel over 2,300 flights earlier this month due to weather and staffing-led disruptions. read more.
US airlines have been scrambling to hire more pilots and flight attendants as they prepare to fly more people after the country opened its borders to vaccinated foreigners.
In a memo to pilots, American Airlines said it was disappointed with the Allied Pilots Association's decision and would continue to work with the union.
The union said its board unanimously rejected American Airlines' offer, preferring to seek "meaningful permanent improvements in a new collective bargaining agreement."